STOL Tips

Backcountry Aviation's STOL Tips by Patrick Romano is an article and media series about backcountry flying technique and strategy-- in particular the unique skills utilized for operating from very short airstrips and landing zones, and the dynamic environment of the backcountry.

In the 4th installment of STOL Tips, we're talking about go-arounds and balked landings, a useful technique for safely aborting a landing or evaluating a landing zone, but also an action that can often increase the workload on the pilot.
The third installment of The Approach -- a series on strategy for approaching and departing backcountry airstrips -- covers landing technique. "Greasing it on" is often a luxury of long runways, but when short with no go-around is the objective, minimum speed and maximum control is in order.
The second installment of The Approach -- a series on strategy for approaching and departing backcountry airstrips -- will cover takeoff technique: An often overlooked but critical skill for backcountry performance and safety.
This first installment of The Approach -- a series on strategy for approaching and departing backcountry airstrips -- will cover final approach, and show how proper use of attitude flying can produce a stable landing with very little excess energy that could otherwise extend landing and rollout distance.
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